A Wizard of Earthsea

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Narrator: Rob Inglis
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: July 2006
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

"The shapeless mass of darkness split apart. It sundered, and a pale spindle of light gleamed between his open arms. In the oval of light there moved a human shape: a tall woman . beautiful, and sorrowful, and full of fear."-from A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea, first in a tetralogy that includes The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, introduces the listener to Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, known also as Sparrowhawk. When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name-Ged-and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught. There, Ged's natural talents enable him to surpass his classmates in little time. But when his vanity prompts him to summon Elfarran, the fair lady of the Deed of Enlad, he unleashes a shapeless mass of darkness-the shadow.

Reviews (1)

Ged

Written by Marko on November 19th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow- hearing this was a different experience and very rewarding. Inglis is superb, I really must say I thoroughly enjoyed his rendition. Right on the mark in my opinion- I am renting all of his other ones.

Author Details

Author Details

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, four volumes of poetry, and nineteen novels. Her best-known fantasy works, the Earthsea books, have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Her first major work of science fiction, "The Left Hand of Darkness", is considered epochmaking in the field because of its radical investigation of gender roles and its moral and literary complexity.

Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and